In June 2012, a fierce Derecho storm swept through North America, resulting in millions of power outages across the entire affected region. The storm is remembered in history as one of the most destructive, deadly and fast-moving thunderstorms to move across North America.
During the June 2012 Derecho, about 1 million Virginia customers lost power. This remains the largest power outage, not related to a hurricane, in the state’s history, and still the third largest outage after Hurricane Isabel and Hurricane Irene. Many residents were caught off guard and power companies scrambled to restore power for thousands of homes. The storm caused immense damage to power lines as trees crashed into them, disabling them for good. Northern Virginians remained in the dark without air conditioning for days on end. Most of us remember this storm and shudder at the thought.
It's now June 2013, and the next Derecho storm is said to be on its way! Although the storms are still in the prediction stage, it’s very likely that we will be blasted with yet another ultra destructive thunderstorm this June. If this is the case, hundreds could be left without power in their homes, once again.
While people stock up on water, food and batteries, there’s one item that you might want to consider purchasing before the Derecho hits: a Whole Home Generator.
Whole Home Generators are designed to help protect homeowners from storms like the 2012 Derecho. Power outages at any time of year are inconvenient and uncomfortable, but during the summer, heat can stifle residents in their homes as they seek escape from the elements. With a Derecho on the way, you may be looking at a multiple day power outage. Take precautions against the storm!
When this storm comes, you’ll stock up on essentials, chop some low hanging branches from your trees, move your cars into the garage and maybe even seek shelter in your basement, so why not protect from power outages that are sure to occur. Whole Home Generators allow you to keep your home safe and comfortable for prolonged periods without power.
Whole Home Generators kick in automatically the moment your power goes out, which means your family can maintain everyday necessities like cooling, refrigeration and lighting in your home.
Don’t get caught without power! Have F.H. Furr’s knowledgeable technicians come into your home and install the right Whole Home Generator for you! Derecho 2013 is coming, be prepared!